The five skeletons found buried in the church of Militello di Catania, Sicily, were tentatively identified by morphological analysis and historical reports as the remains of Prince Branciforte Barresi, two of his children, his brother and another juvenile member of the family (sixteenth and seventeenth centuries). In order to attempt to clarify the degree of relationships of the five skeletons, sex testing and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequence analysis of the hypervariable segments I and II (HV1 and HV2) of control region were performed. Moreover, the 9 bp-deletion marker of region V (COII/tRNA (lys)) was examined. Molecular genetic analyses were consistent with historical expectations, although they did not directly demonstrate that these are in fact the remains of the Prince and his relatives, due to the impossibility of obtaining DNA from living maternal relatives of the Prince.
Rickards, O., Martinez-Labarga, C., Favaro, M., Frezza, D., & Mallegni, F. (2001). DNA analyses of the remains of the Prince Branciforte Barresi family. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LEGAL MEDICINE, 114(3), 141-146.
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||Rickards, O., Martinez-Labarga, C., Favaro, M., Frezza, D., & Mallegni, F. (2001). DNA analyses of the remains of the Prince Branciforte Barresi family. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LEGAL MEDICINE, 114(3), 141-146.|
|IF:||Con Impact Factor ISI|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/08|
Settore BIO/18 - Genetica
|Revisione (peer review):||Esperti anonimi|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s004149900119|
|Stato di pubblicazione:||Pubblicato|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2001|
|Titolo:||DNA analyses of the remains of the Prince Branciforte Barresi family|
|Autori:||Rickards, O; Martinez-Labarga, C; Favaro, M; Frezza, D; Mallegni, F|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|